Eastern Canada

Eastern Canada
Region
Country  Canada
Provinces New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Area 2,783,400 km2 (1,074,677 sq mi) [1]
Population 23,946,177 (2016) [1]
Density 9/km2 (23/sq mi)
Eastern Canada (green) within the rest of Canada (tan)

Eastern Canada (also the Eastern provinces) is generally considered to be the region of Canada east of Manitoba, consisting of the following provinces:

Ontario and Quebec define Central Canada, while the other provinces constitute Atlantic Canada. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island are also known as the Maritime Provinces.[2]

Capitals

Ottawa, Canada's capital, is located in Eastern Canada, within the province of Ontario. The capitals of the provinces are in the list below.

Definitions

The Canadian Press defines Eastern Canada as everything east of and including Thunder Bay, Ontario.[3]

Population

The total population of this region is about 23,946,177 in 2016, or about 70% of Canada's population. Most of the population resides in Ontario and Quebec. The region contains 3 of Canada's 5 largest metropolitan areas, Toronto being the fourth largest municipality in North America.

Largest metropolitan areas

The population of each province in 2016, from greatest to least is here.

Politics

Eastern Canada is represented by 213 Members of Parliament (106 in Ontario, 75 in Quebec, and 32 in the Atlantic Provinces) and 78 senators.

See also

References

  1. 1 2 "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data". Statistics Canada. 2017-02-08. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  2. "Maritime Provinces". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  3. Canadian Press Style Guide. Canadian Press. 1995. p.471

Coordinates: 47°11′22.96″N 70°8′12.19″W / 47.1897111°N 70.1367194°W / 47.1897111; -70.1367194

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